Something you'll come to find out about me is that Batman is my absolute favorite superhero ever. That being said, the Batman: Arkham games are probably my favorite video games and I want nothing more than a live action adaptation! (Although I've recently heard that DC is making an animated film adaptation). I'm sure that I'm going to get a lot of hate for what you're about to read...but this is MY fan-cast for Batman: Arkham Asylum.
The villains in the first game bring almost all of Batman's biggest rogues to the table, excluding just a select few. The ones you see the most of are Victor Zsasz, Killer Croc, Bane, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, and, of course, the Joker. Although there are many good guys in the game, I'm only going to cast Batman. Let the hating begin.
- Kim Coates (known best as "Tig" in Sons of Anarchy) as Victor Zsasz
I already know Coates can be a villain, now I want to see his psychopath and Zsasz is the perfect outlet for that.
- Steven Blum as the voice for Killer Croc
I have to accept that the most likely route for Croc is that, like the Hulk, he'll be mainly made from CGI. Steven Blum has voiced him before and that's something I don't want to change.
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Bane
Personally I'd like to see as little SFX as possible to make Bane bigger and The Rock is one who can be big enough to make Bane intimidating without the use of "Venom". I know he's a little mainstream but that's my choice.
- Kate Beckinsale as Poison Ivy
I really liked her as a bad girl in Total Recall (2012) and personally I'd like to see more of her villain side. I know you're all disappointed I didn't choose Uma Thurman but that's life.
- Sharlto Copley as Scarecrow
Just like Beckinsale, I loved Copley as a villain (Elysium) and I love his acting style. He may be a little older but he plays a good sadist and insane man.
- Rose Byrne as Harley Quinn
I've loved Byrne's acting since I saw Troy (2004) but I feel that her abilities are yet to be fully seen. I want to see her inner villain unleashed as the woman who's in love with the wrong man.
- Johnny Depp...as the Joker
Other than my Batman choice, this is probably the one you're going to hate the most. I know I said The Rock was mainstream, but personally this would be Depp's redemption in my eyes, if he does it right. I've grown sick of his recent roles, but the Joker is something I'd like his..."eccentricity" to be a part of.
For the final fan-cast member. My pick for the Dark Knight is the man I was hoping would be the new Batman, a man who's been, in my opinion, underestimated and under-appreciated in almost all of his roles...here we go...you sure you want to keep reading? Okay...Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Probably known best in his unfortunately short role as John Winchester in the CW series, Supernatural, and as The Comedian in the film adaptation of The Watchmen (2009), he has always been my personal pick for Batman. It's my fan-cast, and that's who I choose. You probably hate my choices, but I still want to hear your thoughts on who you'd like to see in these roles.